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mountain range

noun
1.
a series of more or less connected mountains ranged in a line.
2.
a series of mountains, or of more or less parallel lines of mountains, closely related, as in origin.
3.
an area in which the greater part of the land surface is in considerable degree of slope, upland summits are small or narrow, and there are great differences in elevations within the area (commonly over 2000 feet, or 610 meters).
Origin of mountain range
1825-1835
1825-35
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  • You have not forgotten what I told you about the mountain range, which shuts in Wyoming Valley on the east.

  • It would be hard to believe any mountain range has been so long stationary.

  • It was day; the dawn had broken but a few minutes before, and the crest of the sun was just risen over a mountain range.

    Roger the Bold F. S. Brereton
  • We toiled on all day, ascending the sides of the mountain range.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • Brown's Park is a valley, bounded on either side by a mountain range, really an expansion of the canyon.

  • It was a great cleft that split the mountain range from crest to center.

    The Trimming of Goosie James Hopper
British Dictionary definitions for mountain range

mountain range

noun
1.
a series of adjoining mountains or of lines of mountains of similar origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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